Medications

New method facilitates development of antibody-based drugs

In recent years, therapeutic antibodies have transformed the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new, efficient method based on the 'genetic scissors' ...

Neuroscience

Improving stroke treatment with a modified therapeutic molecule

A research team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has improved the protective effect of a molecule against ischemic stroke, which is caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain. The results ...

Oncology & Cancer

The behavior of therapeutic antibodies in immunotherapy

Since the late 1990s, immunotherapy has been the frontline treatment against lymphomas where synthetic antibodies are used to stop the proliferation of cancerous white blood cells. However, in the more than 20 years since ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Overcoming 'leaky bladder' in groups

More than 55 percent of women age 60 and over suffer from urinary incontinence, or "leaky bladder," a serious condition that limits their daily activities and increases their risk of isolation and leading a sedentary lifestyle.

Oncology & Cancer

Neuroblastoma: Improved treatment prospects in future

Neuroblastoma is a rare form of malignant tumor, primarily affecting children under the age of six. A research team led by molecular pathologist Lukas Kenner from MedUni Vienna's Department of Pathology has now discovered, ...

Medications

Breakthrough alpha-ray treatment of cancer without external radiation

For many years, radioactive iodine which emits beta rays has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. Generally, 5-year survival rates may exceed 90%. However, some thyroid tumors become resistant to iodine treatment ("iodine-refractory"), ...

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